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How Meal Replacement Shakes Can Help You Reach Your Desired Weight

May 2, 2023 3 mins reading time

Weight loss can be tough. Learn how weight loss shakes and meal replacement shakes can help you reach your weight loss goals!

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Healthy weight maintenance achieved via a diet reduced in energy, and in conjunction with regular exercise, can be a great health goal for some Australians. 

Busy modern lifestyles make it difficult to find the time to exercise regularly and some convenient food options may contain excess sugar, fat or carbs, making a healthy, balanced diet challenging.

As challenging as healthy weight maintenance may be, it is a worthwhile consideration to aim for a healthy, balanced diet, in combination with an active lifestyle.

Almost two thirds of Australians are overweight or obese, so considering healthy food options such as formulated meal replacements with a good source of protein and added vitamins and minerals, is a great way to go. 

The first step towards a healthy, balanced, lifestyle is following a balanced diet which includes plenty of protein from lean cuts of meat, fish, poultry, eggs and plant sources, as well as a variety of different coloured vegetables, fruits, whole grains and some dairy products, preferably with reduced fat.

It’s a good idea to limit the intake of sugar and other simple carbohydrates, as well as saturated fat and salt. Healthy habits which complement healthy lifestyle goals include reducing alcohol consumption, drinking plenty of water, eating more vegetables, cutting out takeaway and junk food, and eating smaller portions more regularly.  

Replace Less Healthy Options

Formulated meal replacement shakes such as our SlimRight range can be a good option when used to complement a balanced, healthy and nutritious diet. 

A significant benefit of meal replacement shakes is that they are quick and easy to make, portable and convenient – perfect for life on the go. 

Packing a meal replacement shake to have while out and about can be an excellent replacement for the unhealthy food options like fast food and heavily processed snacks which can otherwise be the only available options in many instances. 

Good quality meal replacement shakes will generally work out to around 200-300 calories per serve, when made up with water, skim milk or plant-based milk. 

Healthy shake options may be low in fat and contain a balanced blend of protein, carbohydrates and fibre, along with additional vitamins and minerals. 

Kickstart Nutrition Goals

As the name suggests, formulated meal replacement shakes are designed to replace full meals (but not as a total diet replacement) and, as such, contain a balanced nutrient profile representative of what should be consumed in a complete, healthy meal.

Shake formulations vary but will generally contain a good amount of high-quality protein plus a blend of complex carbohydrates and dietary fibre in order to help meet nutritional needs and contribute to weight maintenance when taken in conjunction with a diet reduced in calories and regular exercise.

Nature's Way formulated meal replacement shakes are fortified with a range of micronutrients such as vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D and E, as well as minerals like zinc, magnesium, calcium, iron and iodine.

Boost Protein Intake

Protein is an effective macronutrient for contributing to muscle mass growth and maintenance. As such, fortifying a meal’s protein content can assist when protein dietary intake is inadequate, and for muscle nutrition.

Consuming an adequate amount of protein with each meal as part of a formulated meal replacement, may help to contribute to weight loss when consumed in conjunction with a diet reduced in calories and regular exercise. 

Weight Maintenance

Reducing caloric intake in conjunction with regular exercise while boosting energy expenditure contributes to weight loss. 

Of course, there are many challenges to sticking to a low-calorie diet and it can be easy to slip up in the moment.

Formulated meal replacement shakes such as our SlimRight range can be a great replacement option for higher calorie snacks and fast-food meals which can make it considerably easier to stick to an eating plan over the long term.

People looking to lose weight might consider replacing one or two meals per day with meal replacement shakes in order to reduce caloric intake while maintaining regular exercise and boosting nutritional intake.

Try our Slimming Meal Replacement Shakes!

SlimRight Slimming Meal Replacement shakes are available in a range of healthy, great-tasting flavours including chocolate, strawberry and vanilla.

At just 210 calories per serve, when mixed with 250ml skim milk, each SlimRight Meal Replacement shake is a 99% fat-free, complete slimming meal. 

Each shake contains at least 14.8 grams of protein, prebiotics and dietary fibre, and is fortified with a range of important nutrients including vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D and E, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, folate, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc.